At Amherst, we empower children to make a difference for themselves and for the world around them. By harnessing children's natural leadership skills, we aim to develop a culture where children have a voice and opportunities to play an active role in decisions about their learning and well being.
We ensure that the rights of every child are respected and see learning as an ongoing process for the whole of our community.
The children have opportunities to become a part of different leadership groups where they develop skills and knowledge such as:
Our School Council is a representative group of students who have been proposed and elected by their peers to represent their views and raise issues with their class teachers, PTA and senior leaders of the school. The group meet fortnightly to discuss issues and whole school developments which feed into class discussions and changes in systems or our environment.
Rights Respecting School Steering Group
The RRS steering group represent our pupil voice on all matters related to children’s rights. We are learning about what it means to be a rights-respecting school and helping to forge the way in making positive changes that benefit us all. We know that rights and responsibilities are equally important and that we all have a role to play in making our school an environment that helps us to understand more about the world that we live in and our place within it.